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Lightning Strikes Spark New Lenox Fires

The southwest suburbs weren’t spared from Tuesday’s stormy weather.
Multiple hits in one town kept the fire department busy, reports CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot.


Isaac Kruspe (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

South Suburban Volunteer Coach Charged With Sex Abuse

A volunteer gymnastics coach at south suburban Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 — who was a former gymnastics state champion for the district — has been charged with sexually abusing a female student.


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Freight Train Derails In New Lenox

The cars that derailed remained upright, but one hit and damaged a locomotive that was stopped on the adjacent track.


A defibrillator used to treat cardiac arrest.

School Officials Save Life Of Boy, 7, Whose Heart Stopped

By all accounts, Jackson Bartke seemed to be a normal, healthy, 7-year-old second-grader. But his heart stopped during gym class on Nov. 19. He collapsed.


Edward Fugate, Faraj Mohammad, and Brian Phelan (left to right) have been charged in connection with a drug ring in New Lenox, along with a fourth person, Christine Bjornson (not pictured). [Credit: Will County Sheriff]

Four Charged In New Lenox Drug Ring

Deputy Police Chief Robert Pawlisz said informants led police to monitor phone calls and make undercover buys during an investigation that lasted several weeks.


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KKK Recruitment Flyers Found In New Lenox

The Ku Klux Klan apparently has been trying to make inroads in the southwestern suburbs.


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New Lenox Mayor Urges Boycott Of Local Gas Stations

The mayor of southwest suburban New Lenox has had enough with high gas prices in his town, and he wants to do something about it.

WBBM Newsradio–09/25/2013

A surveillance camera on the home of Steve and Pam Dana. (Credit: CBS)

New Lenox Neighbors Feuding Over Surveillance Camera

The Hatfields and McCoys have nothing on a pair of southwest suburban neighbors. Roseanne Tellez reports on a feud that’s taken a neighborhood tiff to a whole new level.


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Noise From Music Fest At Chicagoland Speedway Has Neighbors Up In Arms

Most of the complaints seem to be coming from the east of the Chicagoland Speedway in new Lenox, Frankfort and Mokena as grandstands protect the other three sides.



Man Grabs Woman’s Breasts, Shouts ‘April Fools’

A 26-year old man was arrested after shouting “April Fools” before he allegedly attacked a woman along a jogging trail in New Lenox yesterday.


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Metra Rock Island Line Resumes Normal Schedule After Train Hits Pedestrian

Trains on Metra’s Rock Island Line were back on a normal schedule Monday afternoon, hours after an inbound train from Joliet it a pedestrian near New Lenox.


Aleksandra “Alex” Sheridan of New Lenox, right, and her mother, Jennifer. (CBS)

Girl, 9, Acts Quickly In Runaway Vehicle When Mom Has Medical Emergency

Little Alex Sheridan of New Lenox averted disaster recently when her mom suffered a health complication that caused her to drive erratically. CBS 2’s Mike Parker talks with the family.



Man Gets Hand Stuck In Meat Grinder

Emergency crews and physicians worked feverishly after a man’s hand became stuck in a meat grinder over the weekend.


Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

Report: Chicago Ridge Officials Question Ex-Police Chief’s Disability Pay

Officials in Chicago Ridge want to revisit a deal they made with their former police chief over his disability pay.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012


Tinley Park Reconsiders Watering Ban; New Lenox And Mokena Could Follow Suit

The village of Tinley Park has reconsidered a possible full outdoor watering ban, after getting some rain overnight.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2012

Bond was set at $100,000 Wednesday for 21-year-old Justin M. White of New Lenox.

Governors State Student Charged With Child Porn

A southwest suburban college student was charged with aggravated child pornography after police found illegal files on his computers.


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Suburban Mayor: Don’t Buy Gasoline In My Town

Don’t buy gasoline in my town. That’s the message from the mayor of New Lenox.



New Lenox Gives Tax Incentive For Portillo’s To Open

The far southwest suburb of New Lenox is giving a tax incentive to a new restaurant that officials hope will bring jobs and tax revenue to the city.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2012

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Joliet Man Hit By Squad Car Dies From Injuries

A 30-year-old man died Saturday from injuries he suffered being hit by a Will County Sheriff’s squad car Wednesday night in southwest suburban New Lenox.


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New Lenox To Mail Out Property Tax Rebate Checks

One Chicago suburb is giving money back to its taxpayers.

WBBM Newsradio–03/01/2012